Pet Friendly Beaches in North Carolina

Pet Friendly Beaches in North Carolina

Dog friendly beaches are a pooches’ happy place! From frolicking in the surf, digging in the sand, and soaking up the sun - what’s not to love? North Carolina has dog friendly beaches that your pooch will really dig! We’ve sniffed out the best NC dog friendly beaches that you and your four-legged beach buddy can enjoy together.

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Top Pet Friendly Beaches in North Carolina

Kure Beach, North Carolina
Dogs are welcome but they must be on-leash at this beach. Your pooch will love this dog friendly beach! If you're looking for pet friendly accommodations, check out nearby
Hatteras, North Carolina
Cape Hatteras National Seashore is the first national seashore in the country!  It includes many attractions, both natural and historic.  These include lighthouses and lifesaving stations, picnic spots, camping areas, and programs on a s...
Sunset Beach, North Carolina
Plan a trip to dog friendly Sunset Beach with your furry sidekick! Dog are welcome, however, there are some guidelines.  Dogs are not allowed on the beach between the hours of 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM  f
Emerald Isle, North Carolina

Looking for a great escape with your dog? Head out to enjoy the surf and the sun at Emerald Isle Beach.

Dogs are welcome on the beach year round as long as they are on-leash.  Off-leash frolicking is not allowed.

Holden Beach, North Carolina
Dog friendly Holden Beach welcomes pooches to enjoy their beautiful beach in North Carolina. Dogs are not allowed on the beach May 20 - September 10, between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM. All other dates/times, dogs are welcome. Dogs mu...
Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
Kitty Hawk Beach is a dog friendly beach! From the Friday before Memorial Day until the day after Labor Day between the hours of 10 AM - 6:00 PM, dogs must be on a leash not exceeding 6 feet.  At all other days and times d...
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
Nothing better than a day at the beach with your pooch!  Ocean Isle Beach in North Carolina is dog friendly! Dogs are allowed on the beach with some restrictions. Dogs are not allowed on the beach strand from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM from...
Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
Run, walk, or jog along the surf with your dog at this dog friendly beach. Wrightsville is a dog friendly beach but only allows dogs at certain times of the year. From April 1st to September 30th dogs are not allowed on the beach. Other ...
Kure Beach, North Carolina
Pack up your furry sidekick and head to dog friendly Kure Beach in North Carolina. Dogs are welcome on-leash on the Kure Beach strand from October 1st to March 31st.  From April 1st through September 30th of each year dogs are not a...
Corolla, North Carolina
Which way to the dog beach?  Corolla Beach welcomes dogs year round. Dogs are allowed on the beach with a year round leash law. Your pet must be on a leash at all times. Pet owners/handlers are responsible for removal of pet waste.